But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard — things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Galatians 5:22,23 The Message
Lord, that saying “Give me patience and give it to me now” is a joke, I know. But it’s so true to how I feel at the moment. Help me to open my heart more and more to Your Spirit. Help me to make choices that grow Your fruit in my life. Help me to accept the circumstances of my life and the people in my life as they are, not how I want them to be. Help me to have a heart truly devoted to serving You, through willingly serving those You ask me to serve. Help me to feel Your joy and serenity and love, filling me to overflowing. And help me to accept Your time frame may not be mine, but to trust that Your will shall be done, in all things.